On May 10th, 2016, Cole began a journey to tell the stories of LGBTQ+ people from across America. Over the next 31 days, Cole collected video footage, pictures, and hundreds of stories from members of the LGBTQ+ community to be shared in a video documentary series unlike anything done before. 

A chance for every member of our community to have their story heard

how can you be a part of 50 states of gay?

We are looking for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to be a part of the project from every state in a large-scale social media push! Take to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with the hashtag #50StatesofGay and share your story of life, coming out, and overcoming in your hometown and state!


Additionally, make sure you are following @coleledford11 on all social media and subscribed to our channel at youtube.com/coleledford11 for all of the videos and updates!


Release Dates for Videos

A sneak peak video will premiere on this website during the week of 6/12/16 so check back often to be the first to watch! Then, beginning 1 week after the sneak peak video, each states videos will begin to be released every Monday, Wednesday, Friday there after. 


Be sure to share the videos each week on social media to win prizes from video chats, shout outs, and 50 States of Gay Merchandise (available for purchase at coleledford.com soon.